You don’t travel all the way to the tropics just to swim in a resort pool…right? While a few days spent lounging by the pool bar is fine, we’re pretty sure you’ve been dying to take a dip at sea. I mean, you are in the Caribbean after all, so why not take advantage of our beautiful waters that convinced you to buy that plane ticket anyway?!


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We’re letting the cat out of the bag just for you! If ever on Ambergris Caye, here’s a list of the Top Five places to swim if ever you are in need of a bit of Vitamin Sea. Thank us later!


  • Blue Step:

Located right along the beach, the blue step pier is located right next to the famous Wet Willy’s

dock, just a few minutes’ stride north along the beach from town.


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  • Boca del Rio Park:

The perfect place to take the kiddies for a dip! Park the golf carts and chill on the beach as the

kiddies splash around in waters in open view.  Boca del Rio park is the go- to beach for islanders on

the weekends. With food vendors and a playground all on site, this makes the perfect place for a

family day.

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  • The “Secret Beach:”

Located several miles north of San Pedro Town, this secret beach, which really isn’t that secret anymore is to die for! With miles and miles of clear waters facing west, feel free to take a picnic and enjoy the sunshine and warm waters! Find out for yourself why everyone wants in on this beach!

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While we recommend you pack your own picnic for the places mentioned above; If you want to

enjoy a little entertainment while you dip, you definitely won’t want to miss out on these two



  • Di V’u

Enjoy a full bar and delicious meals as you lounge on the deck, and please do take a dip in the

water while you wait! They even have floaties and innertubes! Di V’u is located on the Wet Willy’s dock.

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  • Palapa Bar:

Definitely a must, the Palapa Bar has been reeling down buckets of ice cold beers to thirsty costumers that float on inner tubes for longer than we can remember! Be sure to check out the bar for great cocktails and delicious  food!

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About the Author: Tamara Sniffin

I’m a sucker for a fuzzy face, a feathered face, a face with fins or even one with scales! I am in love with the creatures and the flora that are synonymous with Belize and every opportunity I have to learn more about them and explore their wild habitats I am there! I’m the happiest when I’m snorkeling the reef and swimming with turtles, however my passion is not just limited to critters! Laced throughout this compact jungle gem of a country live the Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo and Spanish people, and experiencing each culture, especially their celebrations is one of my favorite pastimes.

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